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Gotham Air supports race raising funds for explosion victims

April 2, 2015

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Helicopter charter brand Gotham Air is joining JFK Rotary in inviting individuals to JFK Airport to participate in a 5K run for the victims of the explosion on Second Avenue in New York.

JFK Rotary has hosted this event since 1972 and this will be Gotham Air’s first year participating. The runway run’s timeliness in response to the recent explosion will raise funds for those injured and misplaced as a result of the tragedy.

Runaway runway

The explosion at 121 Second Avenue in New York's East Village was caused by a gas leak. Two individuals were killed and many were injured in the explosion. The building where it occurred collapsed, as well as buildings around it, displacing many.

In the past, funds from the race have been raised to support scholarships, sponsor terminally ill children from countries with limited medical and technological services.

The race takes place on the longest runway at JFK which is 14,000 feet, but only a short portion of it is used. The runway is closed off to airplanes during the race.

Gotham Air

Gotham Air supports the race

Gotham Air is a supporter of JFK Rotary and is promoting the race on behalf of them through social media and its Web site.

Recently, Gotham Air eased connection services with a mobile application that provides instant bookings.

Frequent travelers are able to book a helicopter service to and from New York area airports and the city on their smartphones. The ability to hop on a pre-booked flight or request services at the most convenient time will appeal to jetsetters looking for the quickest way to beat traffic (see story).